KTWO
Broadcast areaCasper metropolitan area
Frequency1030 kHz
BrandingK2 Radio
Programming
FormatNews-talk
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Premiere Networks
Westwood One
Ownership
Owner
KKTL, KRNK, KRVK, KTRS-FM, KWYY
History
First air date
January 2, 1930; 92 years ago (1930-01-02) (as KDFN)
Former call signs
KDFN (1929–1948)
KSPR (1948–1959)
Call sign meaning
Renamed to match former sister station KTWO-TV, which broadcast on channel 2
Technical information
Facility ID11924
ClassB
Power50,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
42°50′34″N 106°13′7″W / 42.84278°N 106.21861°W / 42.84278; -106.21861
Translator(s)95.1 K236CX (Casper)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitek2radio.com
KTWO's towers are located east of Casper.
KTWO's towers are located east of Casper.

KTWO (1030 kHz) is an American AM radio station licensed to Casper, Wyoming. KTWO broadcasts a 50,000 watt signal from a two-tower facility located east of Casper near Hat Six Road. The station features several talk shows such as The Glenn Beck Program, The Sean Hannity Show, Coast to Coast AM.[1][2]

KTWO is also very well known for its news department. It features short news broadcasts throughout the day, as well as a half-hour nightly news program entitled "Wyoming Tonight." In addition the station also offers news broadcasts from Fox News Radio. Weather forecasts for the station are provided by Cheyenne-based "Day Weather."

KTWO is Wyoming's primary entry point station in the Emergency Alert System.

Signal

During the day, a single tower beams the transmitter's full power to almost all of Wyoming. Under the right conditions, the station's daytime signal reaches portions of Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. At night, power is fed to both towers in a directional pattern that pushes the signal westward to protect clear-channel WBZ in Boston, also located on 1030. Despite being only a class B (regional) station, KTWO's nighttime signal can be heard in much of the Western United States with a good radio.

KTWO has received nighttime reception reports in Southern California,[3] and Flagstaff, Arizona,[4] domestically. It has also been received internationally in the Netherlands[5] and Japan.[6]

History

KTWO is the oldest AM radio station in Wyoming. It was first authorized, as KDFN, in the summer of 1929,[7] and made its debut broadcast on January 2, 1930.[8] In 1948, the station changed its call sign to KSPR.[9] In 1957 the station's owners established a TV station, KSPR-TV, operating on channel 6, but two years later the TV station was shut down,[10] and KSPR radio was sold to the owners of TV station KTWO-TV in Casper,[11] after which KSPR's call sign was changed to KTWO to match its new sister station.[12]

KDFN was initially licensed to operate on 1210 kHz.[7] In 1932 the station was reassigned to 1440 kHz, and in 1941, under the provisions of the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement, moved to 1470 kHz. KTWO moved to its current dial position, 1030 kHz, in 1968.[13]

Logo before translator sign on
Logo before translator sign on

News anchors and reporters

References

  1. ^ "Coast to Coast AM Wyoming Affiliates". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  2. ^ "KTWO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Socal DX logs
  4. ^ Flagstaff DX logs
  5. ^ QSL Card sent to Netherlands
  6. ^ DX Logs
  7. ^ a b "New Stations", Radio Service Bulletin, August 31, 1929, page 3.
  8. ^ "Many Telegrams Received as Casper Station Goes on Air", Casper Daily Tribune, January 3, 1930, page 1.
  9. ^ "KDFN Now KSPR", Broadcasting, October 25, 1948, page 76.
  10. ^ "Closed Circuit: Cable victim", Broadcasting, July 13, 1959, page 5.
  11. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting, July 13, 1959, page 66.
  12. ^ "K-2 Purchases Radio Station", Casper Tribune-Herald, July 8, 1959, page 2.
  13. ^ FCC History Cards